CSPO in DC

The Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes is an intellectual network aimed at enhancing the contribution of science and technology to society’s pursuit of equality, justice, freedom, and overall quality of life. CSPO’s DC office expands its capacity to help decision makers and institutions grapple with the immense power and complexity of science, technology and society by communicating knowledge and methods, educating students and decision makers, forming strategic partnerships, participating in science policy initiatives, and building community of intellectuals and practitioners.

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CSPO’s DC office expands its capacity to help decision makers and institutions grapple with the immense power and complexity of science, technology and society by communicating knowledge and methods, educating students and decision makers, forming strategic partnerships, participating in science policy initiatives, and building community of intellectuals and practitioners.

  • New Tools for Science Policy

    The goal of this seminar series is to help science policy “grow up, and quickly,” by catalyzing discussions and collaborations between science policy researchers and decision makers about new ideas and approaches for improving the social value of science and technology.

  • Future Tense Event Series

    Future Tense is a partnership between the New America FoundationArizona State University and Slate magazine to explore emerging technologies and their transformative effects on society and public policy.

  • CSPO Conversations

    How do we connect climate policy and other environmental concerns to actions that provide near-term benefits for society while enhancing our capacity to deal with climate change in the long run?

  • As We Now Think

    Reflections, commentary and analysis from Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University.

  • Science Outside the Lab

    Science Outside the Lab explores the relationships among science, policy, and societal outcomes in a place where many important decisions about these things are made – Washington, D.C.

  • Masters in Science & Technology Policy

    ASU offers a one-year master’s degree in science and technology policy, through CSPO. This degree prepares future leaders in science, business, and government to confront many of the 21st century’s most urgent and complex problems at the interface of science, technology and society.

  • PhD in Human & Social Dimensions of Science & Technology

    The PhD in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology at ASU is an ambitious, interdisciplinary initiative to understand what it means for humanity that today’s societies are permeated by science and technology.

  • Concepts and Tools for a New American Science Policy

    Concepts and Tools for a New American Science Policy is a training program in Washington, DC for early career science and technology policy practitioners. The program is built around ten modules held on consecutive Saturdays that explore different aspects of science policy, ranging from strengthening connections between researchers and the public to the role that science plays in confronting and managing uncertainty.

  • Implementing Climate Pragmatism

    As political gridlock, ineffective policies, and unmet emissions targets continue to hamper the global response to climate change, there is a robust and growing demand for a more pragmatic approach to this unprecedented challenge.

  • Energy Innovation Systems From the Bottom Up: Technology Policies for Confronting Climate Change

    Energy Innovations Systems is a joint project of the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO) and the Clean Air Task Force (CATF), with support and cooperation from the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC).

  • DOD Energy Innovation Atlas

    Through a series of interactive figures, the DoD ENERGY INNOVATION ATLAS aims to present in vivid detail the end-to-end nature of the DoD energy innovation system including RDT&E, procurement, and deployment at military installations.

  • Science, Policy and Citizenship Program

    This program provides an important opportunity for high school age students to learn and engage in emerging science and engineering issues from the citizen’s perspective – to consider the social and ethical issues that may accompany transformative technologies like climate geo-engineering and synthetic biology.

  • Expert and Citizens Assessment of Science and Technology

    Founded in 2010 as a response to a call to use “citizen participation, collaboration and expert analysis to inform and improve decision-making on issues involving science and technology”, ECAST is a collaboration among university, informal science education, and policy research partners to establish a non-partisan, independent, flexible, and proactive technology assessment capability in the United States.

Recent Publications

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    April 2014

    Our High-Energy Planet: A Climate Pragmatism Project

    Drastically improved efforts to provide modern energy access to the poor opens up a new approach to development efforts and action on climate change, an international group of energy and environment scholars say in a new report, Our High-Energy Planet.

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    December 2013, November 2014

    The Rightful Place of Science

    CSPO has launched a new book series, The Rightful Place of Science. The series aims to present paperback originals on topics that reflect the signature interests of our intellectual communities.

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    Issues

    Issues in Science & Technology is a forum for discussion of public policy related to science, engineering, and medicine. This includes policy for science (how we nurture the health of the research enterprise) and science for policy (how we use knowledge more effectively to achieve social goals), with emphasis on the latter.

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    Journal of Responsible Innovation

    Scholars and practitioners in the emerging interdisciplinary field known as “responsible innovation” now have a new place to publish their work. The Journal of Responsible Innovation (JRI) will offer an opportunity to articulate, strengthen and critique perspectives about the role of responsibility in the research and development process.

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    December 2014

    High-Energy Innovation – A Climate Pragmatism Project

    New energy innovation report highlights central role of emerging economies

    The global landscape for clean energy innovation has never been more fertile. A new report coming from a partnership of ASU’s Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes and The Breakthrough Institute states that in order to supply the global public of clean, cheap energy, governments must strengthen international collaborative efforts. High-Energy Innovation is the second of three reports in the Climate Pragmatism project.

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